Recent content by georgipep

  1. Timo Werner | Chelsea Player

    Totally forgot Kompany spent a season at Hamburger before City...
  2. Eric Bailly | 2020/21 Performances

    Very well explained and I hope people at least try to understand that defending is not only about being aggressive and no-bs tackler/blocker. All of our defenders are so poorly understood by our fans, it's incredible.
  3. Bruno Fernandes in 2020 had the best calendar year of any player in PL history

    As the saying goes, "attackers win you games but defenders win you titles"
  4. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    It's called adapting. And circumstances include your opposition. The club is a business entity. They cannot (and should not) spend silly money just to please fans. VdB is a player that has so far been used sparingly, which is to be expected from someone coming from another league. He is not the...
  5. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    No, I don't think you've said that Ole must stick to one formation. It's that you think he is thinkering and not knowing his preferred one while there is a ton of evidence that his changes are necessitated by circumstances. We can't let go of all players that do not have a future with the club...
  6. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    Common sense? Where? You do not appear to know what that means. Here is Manchester United's formation use last season (also Ole's first full season): What's that? Please tell me how that's different from Klopp's changing system? I guess you are counting Mata and Lingard int hat four? Or...
  7. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    Now you are really proving how much of a agenda-driven knowitall you are though. Here are the systems Liverpool used in Klopp's first season: Second season: Third season: Fourth season: And finally, their title-winning last season: As can be clearly observed, with time Klopp...
  8. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you are just remembering history wrong. Have a look at Liverpool's first season under Klopp and their most-used formation: https://www.whoscored.com/Teams/26/Archive/England-Liverpool?stageId=12496 For those who don't want to follow the link...
  9. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    You are looking at squad tactics quite simplistically as "one tactic for all occasions". That's not true for ANY team, regardless of size or stature. Look at Manchester City's approach in their games against us recently, versus how they played us last season. Liverpool have adapted their game...
  10. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    Well, I definitely see our style and have been able to for quite some time. Also, it has been quite obvious, to me, why we brought Maguire and AWB. Maguire brought a lot of calmness to our defense and enables us to play from the back without relying on the midfielders to drop deep. (also heavily...
  11. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    I can't write for everyone else, but I think Pauly's analysis is the deepest tactical evolution analysis on Manchester United I have read, maybe ever. I'm not sure about your expectations but would love it if you provide an example of what you had in mind. I think you're mistaking adapting to...
  12. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    I recommend following these several twitter fan-analysts, they come up with brilliant stuff: https://twitter.com/pkwestel https://twitter.com/timlongsports https://twitter.com/AbdelBeheri https://twitter.com/Adroit_Cadet https://twitter.com/utdarena https://twitter.com/utdmaram
  13. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    Mata is key because of his almost unique role in the squad to be part of the front four positions and still be able to add creativity (either as a roaming nominally right-sided attacking player, or by dropping deeper into the midfield). The only other two players we have who bring the creative...
  14. The Five Eras of Solskjaer's Manchester United

    A fantastic analysis of the evolution of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Would love to read your thoughts!